This instructions was created based on our customer’s feedback on a VU+ Duo OpenViX device that has a built in add-on for OpenVPN.

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Getting Started

 

First of all, please ensure that the OpenVPN plugin is installed in your system. To check on this, use the remote control of your box, press the Menu button and navigate to Setup -> System -> Network -> OpenVPN.

If you have the OpenVPN add-on, you can now proceed to download the required configuration from the links below:

mpnvpn.ovpn

user.txt

Alternatively, type these in the Terminal  to download the files directly unto the device:

wget https://mypn.co/files/linux/mpnvpn.ovpn
wget https://mypn.co/files/linux/user.txt

Editing Configuration Files

 

Next, edit the mpnvpn.ovpn file via Terminal as per below or on your computer’s Wordpad/Text editor application.

Note: If you’re editing from a Windows computer, you will need to open the file using Wordpad application. This is because the Notepad does not recognise Linux line breaks sequence.

vi mpnvpn.ovpn

Change remote COUNTRY.mypn.co to the country of your choice. i.e. GBR.mypn.co for our United Kingdom service.

remote COUNTRY.mypn.co
to be
remote GBR.mypn.co

Save the file above as mpnvpn.conf

Note:If you wish to use our Free service, the servername that you need to use is fre.mypn.co and your connection will be rotated between different countries we have in our Free VPN cluster.

The example shown is to connect to our GBR server therefore the servername used is gbr.mypn.co however, if you wish to connect to a different country, please refer to our complete list of servers

Now, edit the user.txt file as below;

vi user.txt

USERNAME to be your My Private Network Username

PASSWORD to be your My Private Network Password

Save the changes and exit the editor. Then, save both files to a FAT32 formatted USB stick.

 


Setting up the VPN Connection

On your Vu+ Duo2  box, plug in the USB stick which you’ve saved the files and SSH into it via Terminal, SSH client, such as PuTTY , Telnet or use a FTP client such as FileZilla.

Note: The default userid is root and there is no password. You will not be able to login into your box via SSH until a password has been set up.

You can do this via Telnet, and type in passwd to set up the password.

You will now need to locate and view the OpenVPN script file.

cat /etc/init.d/openvpn

Once you have the script shown on your screen, see where it is looking for the config file in.

CONFIG_DIR=/filepath

It normally reads /etc/openvpn

Go to this file path, if the openvpn folder is not present, create it there by typing in the command below:

mkdir /etc/openvpn

In this folder, copy the two files previously saved on the USB or downloaded directly to your device;

  • mpnvpn.conf
  • user.txt

I.e The file locations should now be;

/etc/openvpn/mpnvpn.conf

/etc/openvpn/user.txt


Connecting to the VPN

Using the remote control of your box, navigate to the Openvpn add-on by Menu button -> Setup -> System -> Network -> OpenVPN and start the service.

If you get a green Running word displayed on your screen, it means you’ve already connected to our service.


Any problems?

 

If you are having problems connecting to the VPN but not sure where exactly it’s failing, launch terminal and type in:

If you have any problems or can’t get connected, first please reboot your system and see if that resolves the problem.

Failing that, please type this command into your Terminal and run the VPN:

tail -f /var/log/syslog

This allows you to see if there is a problem somewhere with the configuration or the VPN is just not routing correctly.

Note: The location of the network connection log might be different.

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